Friday, October 20, 2017

Enter if You Dare Blog Hop!

I LOVE Halloween quilts.  I buy more Halloween fabric than Christmas fabric!  So when Marian at Seams to be Sew let me know about this hop I couldn't wait to join.




Every year I do a pumpkin art project with my students at school (I teach third grade).  We make symmetrical pumpkins.  As I hung them on the wall this year, it occurred to me that they would make a great quilt.  So I got started!  I pulled my favorite orange Island Batik fabrics of course!

I cut the orange pumpkin to go under the black (1/8 inside the outside line on that side).  Then I used the fusible paper from the black to help me align the eye and eyebrow pieces.





I cut out the back of the fusible behind the big orange piece so it wouldn't be too stiff.  This orange is from Island Batik's new Pumpkin Patch line!  I just love it.



Here's the black half before cutting.



The final pumpkins!







The top is done!  Ready to layer.



And it's quilted!



I had fun quilting pumpkins and swirls in the border.



I also had a blast with one of Marian's Halloween Faces for "The Challenge".  This is about 8 inches square and so much fun.  Who doesn't love a one-eyed lime green creature?  Her directions were great and easy to follow!



Giveaways For This Hop…
FQS
The Fat Quartershop is offering a $75.00 gift certificate
You can enter daily for this blog hop by visiting the various blogger’s social pages.
Runs Whole Event, but Daily Requirements Change
Timeless Treasures
has a bundle of fun fat quarters each day for you.
Each bundle is different in the range of fabrics and size.
Today’s Bundle Is:There is a shipping cost for each bundle, they will all ship Priority mail at a cost of $7.19
Shipping Rate is for USA/Canada
International Rates will apply otherwise.
I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

65 comments:

  1. Suzy thank you for sharing your talent with us

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  2. Love the pumpkins! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial. Your project is so cute--I'll have to try it. And bless you for being a teacher! I taught for almost 30 years (mostly 6th grade) and this time of year can be a challenge. :)

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  4. Your pumpkins are awesome! And you did a wonderful job with Marian’s pattern too.

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  5. What a great idea! love these.

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  6. What a fun idea! And I'd be that your students really enjoyed learning about symmetry with art.

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  7. thanks for sharing your Halloween projects.

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  8. your projects are wonderful. I really love your pumpkins. thank you for sharing how you did them.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  9. Great pumpkins I just love them

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  10. Your symmetrical pumpkins are so unique and awesome! What a great way to help your 3rd graders understand symmetry, too, and get them in the "pumpkin" mood!

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  11. Your pumpkins are so very cool. But your challenge is very cute too.

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  12. Love the pumpkins and their different faces! Very cool how you did them! Thank you!

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  13. I love the green guy
    sharongalli@gmail.com

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  14. Very cute! Thanks for sharing and the giveaways!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  15. This is such a great idea for pumpkin art. I love your quilt!

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  16. Love that effect with the pumpkins - really sets them out!

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  17. Love the idea of the pumpkin quilt....that could be applied to a lot of different themes. THanks!

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  18. Oh those pumpkins are super cute!

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  19. I love the different expressions on the faces

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  20. I love all the personality you injected into your pumpkins.

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  21. Love, love, love your pumpkins. I'm not a big Halloween fan, but these two tone pumpkins seem to be calling my name. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. I like all your fun pumpkin faces, and the little eye quilt is fun too. Thanks for taking the time to create and share!

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  23. Adorable pumpkins - what a great idea!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  24. NEAT PUMPKINS FOR AUTUMN!THANKS FOR SHARING!!!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  25. Suzy, you keep me in awe at your wonderful designs. Both projects are great. I have seen a good many children's artwork that would make awesome quilts.

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  26. Creative pumpkins. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Love those pumpkins! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Your pumpkins are great. I would have loved to be in your grade three class......LOL thanks for sharing. raydeer@memlane.com

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  29. Oh golly, I could make an entire quilt with a dozen pumpkin faces and laugh all the way making it. Your pumpkins are AWESOME! lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  30. Thank you sew very much for showing us how to make these pumpkins! I love them and will definitely try them out!

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  31. Love Halloween. The creepy quilts are so fun.

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  32. Love Halloween. The creepy quilts are so fun.

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  33. I will have to do these. love them

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  34. I love your pumpkins. Thanks for sharing

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  35. Very cute and clever. Looks like fun.
    Swoot@att.net

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  36. Very cool I have wanted to do a 2 sided pumpkin. ... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  37. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I wish my boys were still small to design the pumpkins. This is a great family quilt pattern.

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  38. Love your quilts you made, Especially the wall hanging of the jack o lanterns...You did a great job on it. I love Halloween fabrics too.

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  39. I love your quilt. I, too, love Halloween fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Love the expressions on your pumpkins. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Love your way of doing the pumpkins! Great idea!

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  42. Love your projects! The pumpkin quilt is stunning!

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  43. Absolutely lovely projects! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  44. Wow, Suzy, that is a really terrific way to do a pumpkin. I looked at the finished squares and wondered how you got the color shading but the explanations wowed me even more. Very nice and clever of you.
    Great Job. I hope your students appreciate the challenges that you are presenting them.
    Thanks for the wonderful idea.
    Kat

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  45. Great projects. I love the pumpkin quilt.

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  46. Clever and creative pumpkins. rozz01 at cox dot net

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  47. Great pumpkins - such fun! Love your creativity.
    Dix

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  48. I love your projects, thanks for sharing them!

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  49. Yep, I'm right there with you as far as fabric purchases. My bins overflow with Halloween fabric! LOL! Love these guys...what a fun quiltie. :-)

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  50. Very cute idea to do them "half and half", love your pumpkins!

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  51. I love your reversing pumpkins. What a great fun idea

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  52. Love the reversed pumpkins and the eyeball is cuu..te! You did awesome with that.

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  53. Thank you for sharing! Love your spooky projects! The pumpkins are fabulous!

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  54. My apologies for getting around so late with my comment... I love love love the pumpkins Suzy... they are adorable, I love the Ying Yang of them... also, love what you did with the green eyed monster, and thank you for the compliment. :)

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